At the manufacturer’s option, mechanical properties of shear studs shall be determined by testing either the steel after cold finishing or the full diameter finished studs. In either case, the studs shall conform to the standard properties shown in the following table.
1.Type A studs shall be general purpose of any type and size used for the purpose other than shear transfer in composite beam design and construction.
2.Type B studs shall be studs that are headed, bent, or of other configuration in 1/2 in. [12mm], 5/8 in. [16mm], 3/4 in. [20mm], 7/8 in. [22mm], and in. [25mm] diameter that is used as an essential component in composite beam design and construction.
3.Type C studs shall be cold-worked deformed steel bars manufactured in conformance with specification ASTM A 496 having a nominal diameter equivalent to the diameter of a plain wire having the same weight per foot as the deformed wire. ASTM A 496 specifies a maximum diameter of 0.628 in. [16mm] maximum. Any bar supplied above that diameter shall have the same physical characteristics regarding deformations as required by ASTM A 496.